Dog Discoveries

Dog Word of the Day: Inguinal Presentation

  Dogs communicate a whole lot through body language, and inguinal presentation is something that pops up every now and then during dog-to-dog and dog-to-human interactions. The inguinal area is located by the dog’s groin, it’s basically the lower portion of the abdomen, the area that people most commonly refer to as the dog’s “belly.” Because this … Read more

What are Blue Nose Pit bulls?

Blue Nose Pit bulls

  There are pit bulls, and then there are blue nose pit bulls and red nose pit bulls. You may have stumbled on these “pit bull variations” in the past and may have been wondering what people mean exactly when they call their pit bulls this way. In many cases, a blue nose pit bull … Read more

I am Your Dog’s Pineal Gland

  Just like humans, dogs have a pineal gland, a small gland that not many people may be aware of, but that carries many important functions. Also known as pineal body, conarium or epiphysis cerebri, the pineal gland is present in almost all animals and it plays an important role in their lives. Getting to know … Read more

How Do Dogs End up Being Bow Legged?

  We are used to seeing bow-legged dogs in cartoons or in company logos meant to give a rugged, imposing image to their business, but in real life, bowed legs can be a serious problem in puppies and adult dogs. Bowed legs in dogs are an abnormality that is noticed when a leg grows curved or bowed instead of … Read more

How Much Do Dogs Sleep On Average?

  Let’s face it, we might never find our dogs with bags under their eyes, but dogs, just like us, need their daily dose of beauty sleep. How many hours do dogs sleep on average? There’s ultimately no real standard time frame, as each dog is an individual. Puppies, adult dogs, older dogs and different breeds … Read more

Understanding a Working Terrier’s Gameness

  Among the world of terriers, gameness is a trait that is often misunderstood. Working terriers, as the name implies, are dogs who have been selectively bred for working and their work required specific characteristics that allowed them to excel in their tasks. A terrier’s gameness is sometimes still perceived as a negative trait, often … Read more

Dog Word of the Day: Prompt

  You may sometimes stumble on the term “prompt” especially in dog training circles. What exactly is a prompt, and why is it important to understand its meaning? Let’s first start by taking a look into the etymology of the word”prompt” so to gain a better insight. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary Website, the … Read more

What Dog Breed Has a Hackney Gait?

  Among the many different gaits dogs may show, the hackney gait is quite distinct and it can even be impressive to watch when carried out by the right breed of dog. In many dog breeds, this gait is actually considered a fault. The term derives from the “hackney horse” a horse breed developed in Great Britain … Read more

I am Your Dog’s Lymph Nodes

  Just like us, dogs have several lymph nodes in their bodies, and just like us, they are prone to getting them inflamed or infected in certain circumstances which leads to their enlargement. Becoming aware of your dog’s lymph nodes can help you understand early signs of trouble so that you can report them promptly … Read more

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